Planning and Coordination of Microwave Links (PtP/PtMP)
Modern transmission networks require communication links with high link capacity and availability. Microwave Point-to-Point (PtP) and Point-to-Multipoint (PtMP) systems can provide the required performance if the links are designed appropriately. Theoretical know-how combined with best practice for link engineering and design ensures that the possibilities of modern link technology will be fully available after implementation.
The course introduces both theoretical and practical knowledge in planning of microwave links. The topics cover wave propagation, link budget and availability calculations as well as technical parameters of antennas and microwave devices. Best practice for the analysis of path profiles including line of sight aspects, selection of antenna, modulations scheme and frequency band is provided. Availability engineering of links is discussed as well as frequency and capacity planning for complex transmission networks. This includes the effective use of frequency raster and the analysis of network interference to achieve low interference and high frequency reuse.
After completing the course, delegates will be familiar with the principles of microwave radio link planning and will be in the position to design individual microwave links as well as complete PtP and PtMP networks.
This course is intended for those who have basic knowledge in radio communications and microwave link technology, who are interested in microwave link planning and who may be employed in regulators, telecoms operators and utility or transportation companies.
- Spectrum regulation and licensing aspects
- Relevant ITU recommendations
- Wave propagation and effects
- ITU propagation models
- Path profile analysis
- Microwave devices and antennas
- Availability and error performance
- Link budget calculation
- Frequency planning and channel assignment
- Interference analysis and network optimization